The Next Naruto Game Lets Players Make Their Own Damn Ninja

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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers might be a weird online multiplayer battle arena game instead of a traditional fighter, but it does one thing those other Naruto games don’t. It lets players make their own ninja. You can never have too many.

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Sure, there are dozens and dozens of characters in Naruto that players are perfectly happy to step into the booties of, but what about all those sketches and self-insertion fanfics? What about Faheyto, the future tenth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf village? Or Chalupa, Choji and Karui’s non-canon third child? We can do all that and more, thanks to Shinobi Strikers’ create-a-ninja feature.

Officially called the Avatar system, create-a-ninja allows players to make their own master of the hidden arts. First they choose an appearance, picking their hair, mouse, eyes, nose and other bits.

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Illustration for article titled The Next iNaruto/i Game Lets Players Make Their Own Damn Ninja

Then they pick a role (the game is class-based), a weapon, a costume and choose from a selection of the finest Jutsu (ninja powers).

Illustration for article titled The Next iNaruto/i Game Lets Players Make Their Own Damn Ninja

Once finished, custom characters will be able to fight alongside their favorite characters, including the newly-announced Boruto, Shikamaru, and Choji. Thank goodness they included Boruto in a game with his name in the title.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers is planned for an early 2018 release on Playstation 4, PC and Xbox One.

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